When we hang out with the same people, read the same books, watch the same shows, we tend to have the same ideas. There is little diversity.
From the Blog on diversity
Not all change is complex and there are many keys to unlocking change, but here are three for complex change.
Diverse teams help us notice the behaviours we’ve normalised. Then we can decide if we like it or if we want to change it.
Monocultures of any kind are rarely a positive thing. By diversifying, the benefits exponentially increase.
Remembering there are other stories, other narratives to view the event through can help us see insight we were blind to but that was always there.
What happens if shared understanding seeks out the difference? What if we expand our definitions to include the difference?
Designs and blueprints are made, but there are always, always, countless decisions being made by those coding and building the product or system.
Communities have ‘rules’. They are bounded sets. We can choose to learn from different communities rather than commenting, comparing, and competing.
How do we as a society walk the fine line between benefit and harm when its the same data and insight? Diversity is key.